SANTANDER’S EMPLOYEE NETWORK GROUPS
This LGBTQ Network promotes respect, inclusion and diversity in our workforce and client base. We strive to foster a safe workplace for LGBTQ colleagues and allies where everyone can do their best work and be their whole self. We offer opportunities for our colleagues to collaborate, engage in community initiatives and leverage our global footprint for understanding cultural differences and challenges.
Santander's Latin and Hispanic Network fosters a respectful, collaborative and inclusive environment. We are dedicated to the development, empowerment and growth of Latino and Hispanic colleagues within the communities where we live, work and serve.
Our Women’s Employee Network fosters a respectful, collaborative and inclusive environment. We are dedicated to the development, empowerment and growth of women and their allies within the communities where we live, work and serve.
This group focuses on the overall development of black employees and their allies within the communities where we live, work and serve. We are passionate about facilitating relationships, promoting organic growth and developing impactful opportunities to build talent. We will attract, retain and develop diverse leaders both internally and externally.
Also called “Able,” this group will focus on those with differing abilities. From cognitive to physical differences, this group will be led by those who have personal experience in this space, and will be supported by those who feel equally close to the topic.
This group will be a network for those who are caregivers of all types, meaning parents and people taking care of other family members.
This group will focus on supporting our employees who are veterans, increasing awareness about veteran-related issues and working with organizations in our communities that serve veterans.
“But what will make us a winner is a culture that allows people to speak up, to embrace change, to accept diversity of all types, so that we can fully realize the potential in our teams and in our markets.”
Santander Group Executive Chairman
OUR DIVERSITY GOALS ARE SIMPLE, PERSONAL AND FAIR
Increase workforce diversity by identifying and removing obstacles to Diversity and Inclusion across our hiring practices, workplace programs and corporate culture.
Strive to be an employer of choice that attracts and retains the best and brightest talent by educating team members about the benefits of fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Support our colleagues by way of our Diversity and Inclusion communities; by addressing pay disparity; and through our training, mentorship, sponsorship and outreach programs.
“As the executive sponsor of the LGBT & Allies Network, I look forward to continuing to support an environment of respect and appreciation for the unique experiences and capabilities of our colleagues. Creating a diverse environment isn’t just about accepting our differences – it’s about embracing those differences and understanding that each of us brings something of unique value to Santander.”
Mahesh AdityaPresident and CEO, Santander Consumer USA
“When you show up to work, you should be able to bring your whole self. When we bring our whole selves, we are more authentic, engaged, and better able to leverage our unique talents. Santander is that work place – open and inclusive of diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.”
Sarah DrwalChief Risk Officer
“This (employee network group) is certainly going to make Santander a better place to work and grow. I feel more empowered at this very moment than I ever have in the six years that I’ve worked here, and I want to instill this feeling into every individual that decides to be part of this Network.”
Brendon RobinsonSmall Business Market Director
“We live in a country that is a diverse country where we don't celebrate the difference or where we do not accept the difference. This workplace, I think, is making strides towards that – to be diverse but also to be accepting towards difference. The world is a more beautiful place when everyone understands that we are all different.”
Evid ValdesAssociate, Marketing
“I started getting involved with our Women's Network when it first launched a couple of years ago because I have been so fortunate to have many amazing and inspirational mentors in my career. I wanted to pay it forward and help others.”
Minh PhamVice President, Small Business
“Our Executive Management Team demonstrated that diversity and inclusion really matters at Santander, and I am thrilled with the commitment to invest the time, energy, effort and financial backing in order for diversity, at all levels, to become a competitive differentiator.”